domingo, 13 de octubre de 2013

Declaración de La Logia Mixta Anáhuac

Declaración de La Logia Mixta Anáhuac - Declaration of the Mixed Lodge Anáhuac

La Logia Mixta Anáhuac, auspiciada por la Gran Logia Mixta de Norteamérica y el Caribe, Hace la siguiente declaración, dirigida al mundo masónico y profano.

En relación a las decisiones de algunas Logia federadas a la Gran Logia de Cuba y que han sido publicadas en algunos foros de Internet, reiteramos nuestro  parecer al respecto y que están muy bien definidos en el articulo onceno de nuestra declaración de principios, donde se hace mención de las palabras del Benemérito de Las Américas, I:.H:. Benito Pablo Juárez, donde expresa que:” Tanto en los pueblos como en las personas el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz”.

La Logia Anáhuac no comulga con ningún partido político, religión o grupo sectario de ninguna especie, reconocemos a todos los masones del universo como hermanos y respetamos las decisiones que se adopten en cualquier Logia del orbe, aunque no estemos de acuerdo con ellas; pero exhortamos a todos a mantener la unidad, que en definitiva es quien hace la fuerza y a tratar de zanjar las diferencias en las mesas de negociaciones, no atacándonos los unos a los otros, ni utilizando la fuera que da una determinada posición de cargos e dirección, dentro de las Logias o en las Grandes Logias, que la verdad salga a la luz, si, ese en definitiva es uno de los objetivos de la masonería, pero buscándola juntos no divididos, quitándonos nuestros intereses personales de la mente y trabajando en bien de la institución y de la humanidad.

Todos masones, todos iguales, todos hermanos

Libertad, Igualdad, Fraternidad
Miembros de la logia Anáhuac
La Habana, Cuba octubre 2013

The Mixed Lodge, Logia Anáhuac, under the Grand Lodge of the Mixed Modern Rite of North America and Caribbean, makes the following statement , addressed to the Masonic and profane world.

In relation to the decisions of some federated Lodges of the Grand Lodge of Cuba which have been published in some Internet forums, we reiterate our view in this regard and are well defined in the eleventh article of our mission statement, which references the words of  I: . H : . Benito Pablo Juarez, which states: "In both the villages as people respect the rights of others is peace ."

Logia Anáhuac does not subscribe to any political party, religious or sectarian group of any kind, we recognize all Masons universally as brothers and respect the decisions taken at any Lodge of the world, even if we disagree with them, but we urge all to maintain unity which ultimately is what gives us strength to try to resolve the differences at the negotiating table, rather than attacking each other , or using outside influence to support certain positions and address position within of Lodges or Grand Lodges , the truth comes to light, yes, that definitely is one of the aims of Freemasonry, but looking together undivided, forsaking personal interests of the mind and working for the benefit of the institution and humanity.

All Masons, all equal, all brothers

Liberty, Equality , Fraternity

Members of Logia Anáhuac
Havana, Cuba in October 2013


domingo, 16 de junio de 2013

HOMENAJE A ANTONIO ONÏAS NETO

En estos días, tras una larga enfermedad ha pasado al Oriente Eterno el Hermano  Antonio Onías Neto, miembro del Supremo Conselho do Rito Moderno del Brasil, del cual fue Soberano Gran Inspector y miembro de la ACADEMIA INTERNACIONAL DEL V ORDEN RITO MODERNO ,  y de la UNIÓN MASONICA UNIVERSAL DEL RITO MODERNO.

Desde aquí presentar , tanto como como Director de la Academia, como por el colectivo de aquellos cuantos la formamos, así mismo presentamos nuestro pésame a la familia del Hermano Onías Neto.



Como homenaje a este Hermano  y pensador del Rito Moderno el Blog RITO FRANCES  trae hasta este blog un interesante trabajo de este Hermano publicado en el libro Rito Moderno, Tercer Milenio. Publicado en la Masónica.es.

CONSIDERACIONES SOBRE EL RITO MODERNO O FRANCÉS

Antônio Onias Neto  Supremo Consejo del Rito Moderno
Oriente de São Paulo
Mucho se critica y poco se conoce al respecto del Rito Moderno o Francés.
Una de las más infantiles acusaciones (?) o afirmaciones gratuitas que se hacen sobre el Rito es ser ATEO.

Es lamentable que masones, que deberían conocer un poco de filosofía y teoría del conocimiento, confundan ateísmo y agnosticismo.


El Rito Moderno, por saber que la actitud filosófica de la Masonería es la búsqueda constante de la verdad y por otro lado, al ver que la verdad, para que sea considerada en toda su amplitud, debe ser absoluta e infinita, abraza la corriente de pensamiento que reconoce la imposibilidad del conocimiento de lo Absoluto por el hombre en su finitud y relatividad, es decir, el AGNOSTICISMO. Manifestando así una posición de humildad ante lo Absoluto. Lo que debería ser una característica de todo masón...

Victor Guerra.
El resto del artículo se puede leer en RITO FRANCES

lunes, 27 de mayo de 2013

THE INTRODUCTION OF THE MODERN RITE TO BRAZIL

 

Paulo César Gaglianone. Supreme Council of the Modern Rite

Orient of Rio de Janeiro, 1994

Freemasonry was introduced in Brazil when it was still a colony under the Portuguese monarchy. For that reason. it is important to look to Portugal to find the roots of Freemasonry in Brazil. Freemasonry in Portugal dates back to c. 1730, with the foundation of the first lodges in Portugal under the influence of France and England (Clavel, 1843).

In 1738, Pope Clement XII forbid Catholics to hold positions in the Masonic Lodges and the king of Portugal Dom João V  threatened Masons with penalties. (Thory - "Histoire de La Fondation du Grand Orient de France"). In fact, neither the Papal Bull, nor the decree of the King prevented Masonic activities in Portugal. Later, during the government of del-rei D. José I (1750-1777) Portuguese Lodges functioned under secrecy. Thereafter, until the French Revolution, Portugal was greatly influenced by the Lodges of Paris, notwithstanding the bans of D. D. João VI and Maria I.

Around 1793, there were several students in Coimbra and Porto and in parts of the overseas provinces several students including in the State of Brazil (Livy and Ferreira, 1968).

The Grande Oriente Lusitano was created in 1800, with Judge Sebastião São Palo as Grand Master, and then, in 1803, General Gomes Freire de Andrade (The Return of Freemasonry, Angel Maria de Lera, foreword by Adam and Armando Silva , 1986).

In 1807,  Junot's conquest of Lisbon forced the Portuguese Court to seek shelter in Brazil. "So Masonry of Brazil since the eighteenth century was linked to Portugal. While the headquarters of the Portuguese monarchy was in Lisbon, both Freemasonry and revolutionary movements found the climate more agreeable in Brazil, hence the occurence of the Inconfidências Mineira (1789) and Bahia (1799). With the relocation of the Portuguese monarchy to Rio de Janeiro, revolution  emerged in 1817 both in Brazil (Pernambuco) and Portugal (led by Gomes Freire de Andrade) " (Livy and Ferreira, 1968).

The Liberal revolution triumphant in the English colonies of North America, as well as in France and Latin America, it was also about to explode in the Portuguese Colony.

In the early years of the nineteenth century, Masonic lodges spread extensively in the provinces of Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. Some under the auspices of the Grande Oriente Lusitano others under France. The Lodge "Virtude e Razão", for example, was installed in Salvador, in 1802, working the Modern Rite.

"In remembering the Independence of Brazil, it far from consisted only in the "Grito do Ipiranga" on September 7, 1822, but had before this started with the Constitutional Revolution in 1820 in Porto, Portugal, by way of protest against "the measures of recolonization" . (Adam and Armando Silva, preface, The Return of Freemasonry, 1984).

The Grande Oriente de Brasil was founded on June 17, 1822. Joaquim Gonçalves Ledo and José Clemente Pereira were prominent leaders in this movement, both the Loja Comércio e Artes, founded in November 15, 1815.

Thus the lodges  "Comércio e Artes", which was subdivided into "União e Tranqüilidade" and "Esperança de Nictheroy", formed the basis of the Grande Orient de Brasil, which received the Charter of the Grande Oriente Lusitano de Portugal. His first Grand Master was General Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva. "The Loja Comércio e Artes and those which were derived from it initially worked the "Rito Adonhiramita" and the Grande Oriente de Brasil was soon recognized by the Grand Orient of France, and by Lodges of Britain and the United States" (Melo, Masonic Centenary Book).

In the view of Lima (Backstage Mystery): "Brazilian Freemasonry is a spiritual daughter of French Freemasonry. From France came the Modern Rite when the Grand Orient came of age, and ten years later, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. "The Grande Oriente de Brasil was closed by Dom Pedro I, Prince Regent, and soon after was restored ( in 1832) by Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva.

The Grand Orient of Brazil, was restored in 1832, adopting the Constitution of the Modern Rite Grand Orient of France in 1826, adapted by Gonçalves Ledo and promulgated on October 24, 1836 (Viegas, 1986). The Modern Rite, therefore, became the Official Rite of the Grande Oriente de Brasil, in the work of its Legislative and Administrative Bodies, ie, for the operation of its Senior Corps.

The Lodge Comércio e Artes No. 1, thereafter adopted the Modern Rite (later, through Decree 2405 of August 13, 1974, this location changed from the Modern Rite to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite). The Lodge "Seis de Março de 1817", in Pernambuco, was regularized on October 7, 1832 by the GOB also working with the French Rite (Albuquerque, Freemasonry and the Greatness of Brazil). The manuals published by the French Rite GOB in 1835 dated from 1834 as did the establishment of this Modern Rite Chapter.

On 1 September 1839 another Constitution was drafted, and soon replaced by yet another in 1842. In 1841, the Grande Oriente de Brasil was again recognized by France (Viegas, 1986).

Already in the Republic, between 1891-1901, the Grand Master Antonio Joaquim de Macedo Soares, with the Secretary-General Henrique Valadares, guaranteed a strong influence of French Freemasonry. (Viegas, 1986). The constitutional reform of 1877 only reached the jurisprudence of the Grand Orient of France, but the Grand Orient of Brazil, where it practiced the French Rite, followed its model.

In 1927 there was a major split in the GOB with the formation of the Regional Grand Lodges, and the latter kept the Scottish Rite. "The Grand Lodge of England which considers that conditions essential to Masonic life include belief in God and an afterlife, broke with the Grand Orients of France and Belgium in defense of those principles, and made with the Grand Orient of Brazil, in 1935 a treaty of alliance indissoluble, firming up the cordial relations between the two bodies. " (Viegas, 1986).

Today (1994), the Grande Oriente de Brasil has 33 Lodges and 11 Chapters, currently practicing the Modern Rite. To date, there are in South America, dominated by the Grand Lodges, except in Brazil, several Lodges which practice the Modern Rite.

The Modern Rite played an important role in Brazil, and helped effect positive transformations in the national struggle for Independence, during the Brazilian Empire and after the Proclamation of the Republic assisted the search of a more perfect society and the triumph of the fraternal ideal.

Artículo publicado en el blog de EC Ballard THE HEDGE MASON (miembro de la UMURM)

domingo, 24 de febrero de 2013

Firma de Tratado de Reconocimiento y Amistad entre la LGLGE y la GLMAE


Firma de Tratado de Reconocimiento y Amistad entre la LGLGE y la GLMAE - Sublime Consejo del Rito Moderno para el Ecuador


Dos potencias ecuatorianas jóvenes, la Libérrima Gran Logia Geodésica Equatorial (Masculina, del Rito de York) y la Gran Logia Mixta de los Andes Ecuatoriales - Sublime Consejo del Rito Moderno para el Ecuador (Mixta, del Rito Moderno o Francés), firmaron un Tratado de Reconocimiento y Amistad el día sábado, 2 de febrero del 2013, mediante el cual se establecen importantes nexos de cooperación en absoluto respeto de sus particularidades fundadas en sus diversas naturalezas.


Potencias firmantes

El Tratado fue firmado, por sus GG. MM., durante la ceremonia de Consagración del nuevo Templo de los HH. de la Libérrima Gran Logia Geodésica Equatorial, acto que contó con la presencia de autoridades de diversas Obediencias del país. 


GG. MM. de la GLMAE y LGLGE respectivamente

Cabe destacar que ambas Organizaciones pese a practicar diversos Ritos, tiene dentro de sus aspiraciones la consecución de una Masonería más universal, incluyente y justa, conforme las aspiraciones iniciales de la masonería del Siglo de las Luces, así como el fortalecimiento y la unión de la masonería ecuatoriana.

Nuevas líneas quedan aún por escribir en la Historia de la Masonería en Ecuador, pero lo que importa en realidad es que nos encontramos en ello.

M:.M:. Yuguito  (OEVR)
Vª Orden, Gr.·. 9
G:.M:. de la G:.L:.M:.A:.E:.
S:.C:. del S:.C:.R:.M:.E:.

Fuente: The Magisterium